Health care is self care.

Our first objective in trying to improve, maintain and restore health is to remove, as far as practicable, the known causes of ill health and disease.

Part of the healthcare system philosophy we represent was originally developed in the U.S. by M.D.s  as “Hygiene” and  later called “Natural Hygiene” which is derived from the Greek word “Hygeia”, the  Goddess of health. Most of the basic principles of Natural Hygiene is now well  validated by numerous recent studies.

It is largely lack of information that prevents people from realizing that nearly all disease evolves from a combination of physical and  psychological/emotional causes, many of which are within their voluntary control. Therefore, a considerable emphasis is placed on identifying causes in the individual patient. Education is important to help the person make the positive changes required to achieve their recovery and health maintenance.   A conducive and protective environment is an ideal setting for a good patient/practitioner relationship to achieve the desired results.

The focus is on nutrition and lifestyle and avoiding the causes of ill health. As a first step, we encourage personal responsibility and ownership and protection of the patient’s most important asset: their health.

At the Centre, the fundamental education derived from the latest evidence based research and supported by thousands of studies is  that health care is self care..

Patients are taught to take responsibility for their health; how to live within their biological limitations.  We emphasise what the person needs to change  to  maintain, restore their health, get well and stay well and   ultimately how to live throughout their life.

There is an intimate relationship between health and the many factors which constitute your lifestyle. Health and disease  are related to the way you live, the choices you make, the food you eat, the activity you get, the rest and sleep you secure, the mental/emotional activity you engage in, the work  you engage in,  your stress management, the general work and home environment you provide, etc

You learn that the body is self constructing, self defending and self repairing.  Healing is a biological process.

It is normal for the sick and/or injured body to heal. But we know that  this does not always happen. Why?  What can a person do to reverse this where possible?

The major mistake we make in healthcare is the continuous and exhausting effort to only substitute treatment and medicines for the resident healing power of the living body.

There is no healing power in a massage, a supplement, a vitamin pill, an outside agent. or a similar treatment. The processes by which disease heals and health is restored are strictly biological processes. They are not susceptible to duplication or imitation by any practitioner or agent. Therefore it is not more therapies the patient needs but in many cases,  health reform.

The means we employ to recover health should be the same or similar to the means we use to preserve or maintain health. The substances and influences so necessary to our health are always required, well or sick. We may need more or less of these substances and influences at certain times but there is never a time when, in disease, the body can use and benefit from materials, substances and influences that are destructive of health.

Obviously there are times when the doctor’s services are absolutely necessary but even then the normal needs of life must be supplied.

We all have the same basic needs but these should be provided within the individual’s capacity to use them. Everyone has limitations but some greater than others.

We try and provide solutions with our evidence-based rational method of care.

Health is not merchandise that can be purchased at the chemist’s store. It is not a commodity that can be bought and sold or transferred from one person to another.

Health (and disease) is a process arising from the self generated actions of the body when supplied with its basic needs.

Disease may not be a matter of chance or accident but a consequence of

1)    Failing to  provide the basic needs of life

2)    Every person has limitations or a unique capacity to act. If that capacity is exceeded, the body’s functional efficiency will diminish.

Patients are taught to take responsibility for their health: how to live within their biological limitations, what they have to do to get well, how to eat, how to sleep, how to enjoy activity, how to handle stress.

The person must be prepared to change..

We outline what changes are needed to secure a positive outcome to restore and maintain their health. Ultimately, how to live throughout theirlife.